By Livia J. Washburn
The chili in Texas is red-hot . . . and so is murder!
Sam, Carolyn, and Eve head for West Texas to compete in a Fourth of July
chili cookoff. Thousands of people have descended on a sleepy little
ghost town, turning it into a boomtown for chili mavens, gamblers,
musicians, and media. Raucous excitement fills the air, but so does
chili when a sabotaged propane cooker explodes, killing the much-hated
current champion. The victim leaves behind a tangled trail of sleeping
with other men’s wives, cheating at cards – and maybe at chili cooking –
and deadly anger. With Sam a possible suspect in the murder, emotions
run hot as a bowl of Texas red as Phyllis has to untangle these threads
in order to put her finger on the killer!